- Ephraim Chambers died 1740.
- Florence Nightingale born 1820.
- Michael W. Balfe born 1808.
- Edmund Keane died 1833.
- Daniel O'Connell died 1847.
And ruffled without cause, complaining on,
Restless with rest, until being overthrown,
It learneth to lie quiet.
Was the trial sore?
Temptation sharp? Thank God a second time!
Why comes temptation but for a man to meet
And master and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph? Pray
"Lead us into no such temptations, Lord!"
Yea, but, O thou whose servants are the bold,
Lead such temptations by the head and hair,
Reluctant dragons, up to who dares fight
That so he may do battle and have praise.
Almighty God, if I am overwhelmed by the tides of temptation and discouragement, let me not drift away to sea, but anchor and take harbor in thee. May I not be afraid to trust in thy protection, but calmly wait and watch for thy deliverance. Amen.